Long-serving New Zealand Trucking magazine stalwart Trish Bexley has died after a battle with cancer.
Trish joined the company in March 1994 in the then-new role of office manager. At the time employed by the local MAN agent, she was head-hunted to fill the position, created by the magazine’s fast growth. She continued through changes in the publication’s ownership until retiring in 2016.
Under the Fairfax Magazine Group, Trish’s role expanded to proofreading several publications and becoming sub-editor of New Zealand Trucking. She was involved with several titles as diverse as NZ Autocar and Farm & Lifestyle magazines. Trish was also responsible for the production of Truck Trader magazine, the forerunner of Truck & Light Commercial Trader.
Although Trish enjoyed being around trucks, she was primarily a people person and often spoke of her pleasure working with those in the industry. She is survived by daughters Claire and Lisa and three grandchildren.